Mayock: Winston Scares Me To Death

When Mike Mayock speaks, people tend to listen. He has already come out and called Marcus Mariota a "project" a couple weeks ago, now he's voicing some concern with Jameis Winston.

When Mike Mayock speaks, people tend to listen. He has already come out and called Marcus Mariota a "project" a couple weeks ago, now he's voicing some concern with Jameis Winston.

Mayock joined SI.com's Peter King for his weekly Monday Morning QB column to answer questions about the combine and the Draft.

Mayock: “It’s not a good quarterback class. I’m scared to death of Jameis Winston off the field, and I’m scared to death of how many interceptions he throws. He threw seven interceptions against Louisville and Florida, and could have been 12 or 13 if the other teams could catch the ball. But most quarterbacks come out of the spread now, and they’re projections, like Marcus Mariota. I love so much about Mariota, but he is a projection. I’m much more comfortable projecting Winston, even with the interceptions, because he was a pocket guy at Florida State. And his ability to win games in the second half is mind-boggling.”

Perhaps I'm being cynical, but is the great Mike Mayock copping out here? I mean, let me list a bunch of concerns about Winston and say he "scares me to death," but I'll still list him ahead of Mariota. It sure seems to me as if Mike Mayock is trying to cover himself on both sides so he can't technically be wrong.

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